University of Maryland


Distributed Metadata Correction and Annotation
Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities
University of Maryland
PI: Trevor Muñoz

The correction and annotation project demonstrates how a distributed system of data publishing, annotation, and sharing might be created around the HathiTrust by leveraging existing and emerging linked data standards such as Open Annotation (OA), and CSV on the Web (CSVW). Over the course of two cycles of iterative design and development the MITH team created an initial prototype application, tested this prototype with a group of scholarly target users, radically simplified the prototype design for metadata correction based on user feedback. The second prototype developed from work on the demonstration of an index service for corrected and enhanced metadata. Consequently, this prototype radically minimized the tooling related to acquisition and basic correction/enhancement of metadata. Finally, the project team created a demonstration version of an accompanying web application for registering, discovering, and publishing enhanced sets of HathiTrust metadata.

A copy of the project’s final report is available via IDEALS.

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